August 10, 2013
The Jerry & Phil show
I was not at all familiar with this show and as Dave Lemieux continues his onslaught on '77 release I passed on this one.
I just listened to the end of the second set from Estimated on and...
I have to say in many ways this might be one of the better ones.
Granted the Estimated is very short and there is no super transition into He's Gone that is where this shows blossoms.
Another reviewer on a different copy commented on the sublime nature of this show. This one features Jerry's excellent playing and superb vocals. He also noted how its about the details in this show and not over the top craziness.
I could not agree more.
The end of He's Gone exemplifies this as it is both poetic and emotional.
You next get a wild tribal drums that explodes into an amazing Other One, with Phil, Jerry, and Bob totally taking you on a roller coaster of wild beauty. The transition into Wharf Rat is stellar and a high light of this night.
Jerry is so fluid and the tone out of his guitar is amazing, unique for this year, as he has more envelope filter I believe, and the Travis Beam sounds even better in my opinion.
I have to say that the beam was my least favorite guitar that Jerry played as well.
Then an other intense and flawless transition back into the second verse of the Other One, which Phil totally commands, and then a great surprise...a late set Wheel that is the icing on the cake. It is a joyous and majestic version with Jerry pulling off a wonderful sound on it. It is that deep, deep sound that touches your soul.
The bands rocks out with an extraordinary Around & Around with the kick ass double tempo ending.
Then a raging JBG to place the cherry on this one.
September 25, 2012
I was wondering where that .8 second went.
Thank goodness this got done, now my collection is really complete